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Course SummaryLet us help you get ready to take the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology exam with the fun video lessons and quizzes in this test prep course. When you get a passing grade on the exam, you also earn real college credit, and our flexible learning tools can help get you there.
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About This Course
Use this test prep course to hone your familiarity with psychology research methods and earn three hours of college credit when you pass the corresponding UExcel exam.
Our experienced instructors can introduce you to non-experimental and quasi-experimental research designs, statistical sampling methods, research validity and more over the course of several entertaining video lessons. There are also quizzes and a practice final exam to help you put your best foot forward on test day.
Syllabus & Course Information
Prepare to meet learning objectives addressed by the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology exam with the lessons included in this course. Instruction is designed to help you do the following:
- Discover the features of high-quality research and take a look at the different types of research.
- Study the issues surrounding informed consent, protection from harm and participant confidentiality. Look at federal regulations protecting participants' rights.
- Learn how to structure a research project, from selecting the right problem to research to determining a suitable data collection technique.
- Study sources of social science data, including experiments, surveys, content analyses, statistics, archival research and field research.
- Explore non-experimental research design. Examine the uses of survey responses, scatterplots and the correlation coefficient in correlational research.
- Discover the uses of case studies, ethnographies and historical research. Take a look at grounded theory and phenomenological research designs.
- Study developmental research to learn about ex post facto, longitudinal, cross-sectional, and pretest-posttest designs.
- Take a look at the different statistical sampling methods. Examine sampling issues and methods for determining the appropriate sample size.
- Explore the types of measurement and learn how to improve their reliability. Differentiate between continuous, discrete and categorical variables.
- Discover what internal validity is and the variables that can affect it.
- Find out which measures can help mitigate threats to an experiment's external validity.
- Study experiment design to learn about random assignment, control groups and factorial design.
- Take a look at frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and measures of variability.
- Examine the uses of hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, t-tests, ANOVA and other types of inferential statistics.
- Learn how to draw conclusions based on internal validity and interpret a non-significant experiment outcome. Recognize the limits to generalizing the results of a research study.
If you'd like to develop your psychology background before starting this course, we also have introductory psychology, human growth and development, educational psychology and social psychology courses. These are not required to begin your study of psychology research methods, however.
Each of the 125 lessons in this course features an illustrated video and a matching transcript, as well as a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to track your progress. Content is organized into 15 chapters, all of which include a chapter exam. There's also a practice final exam to help determine when you're ready to take the test. Plus, if you're having trouble with one of the research methods topics, our subject-matter experts are here to answer your questions.
UExcel Research Methods in Psychology Exam Information
Topics covered on the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology exam are similar to those addressed in a one-semester course on this subject. Students who pass the test earn upper-level course credits that can be used to fulfill research requirements for an undergraduate degree in one of the social sciences.
- Number of Questions: Around 120
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $95
Earn UExcel Credit
You can earn three hours of college credit through the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology exam for a fraction of the tuition and fees associated with a traditional course. This form of credit is accepted at schools across the country, and you don't have to wait for the start of a new semester to begin working towards your degree. Our study guide can help you get started whenever you're ready.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Research Methods in Psychology Exam
Take a look at the chart below to gauge how long it will take you to complete the roughly 13 hours of instruction included in this course. Determining when you'll be ready for the exam can help you schedule a testing appointment in enough time to get the test date you want.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Around 1 ½ weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||About 4 weeks|
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